World Food Challenge

Day 72: Guinea Bissau and Jollof

Hello, Raffies!

Today was the last day skating for this season. Now I’ll have to wait until September to be able to go ice-skating again.

Yesterday, the post was a bit rushed and short. I wanted to explain the reason: my cat was feeling sick all day yesterday, so that we decided to rush her to the vet in the evening, after dinner. She has the flu and has to take antibiotics. But don’t worry, she is fine already and refuses to take her meds already.
Anyways, due to this unplanned turn of events, I came home around 22 and still had to write my post and prepare the photo upload.

After this long introduction, here comes the dish of today: Jollof.
This is a very common dish all over West Africa. It is basically rice with vegetables, that can be accompanied with some meat. A lot of people eat it all over West Africa and they use the ingredients they happen to have. This means, you can literally just make it with whatever happens to lay around. Isn’t that great?

For my version, I have chosen the following:

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 leek
1 bell pepper, red
1 can of tomatoes
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
salt
pepper
vegetable oil
2 cups rice
water or broth

Chop the vegetables. Fry the onion and the garlic in a pan with oil. add the remaining vegetables, the canned tomatoes and the spices. After a couple of minutes, add the rice. Add water or broth for cooking the rice. Serve warm. if you want to, you can accompany it with meat. I skipped that today.

It was a very easy and quick recipe. The result was a deliciously healthy dish.

Love,

Raffi

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